Justin counsels clients on patent procurement, intellectual property due diligence, validity and infringement, strategic international IP protection, post-grant proceedings, and preliminary patent enforcement and defense actions. He manages patent portfolios of U.S. and foreign clients, ranging from the individual inventor to multinational companies. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including materials science, mechanical, electrical, and software technologies, with an emphasis on medical devices and procedures.
Justin evaluates inventions according to his clients’ business objectives and develops patent procurement strategies to meet such objectives, both domestically and internationally. Justin drafts patent applications, represents his clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and advises foreign counsel on the examination of such patent applications outside the U.S.
Justin counsels and provides opinions regarding patent matters to address his clients’ needs and to fulfill their business objectives. These opinions advise on intellectual property issues ranging from patentability, due diligence, validity and infringement. These opinions may lead to negotiation, licensing, acquisition, enforcement or defense of patents.
Justin manages post-grant proceedings of his clients’ patents in both the U.S. and abroad, and initiates post-grant proceedings on behalf of his clients to challenge competitor patents. Justin cooperates with litigation counsel on enforcement and defense of his clients’ intellectual property, and advises his clients on such intricacies of U.S. patent litigation.
Justin routinely lectures on intellectual property issues and procedures to clients and organizations, and regularly trains new attorneys in patent law.
Prior to coming to Workman Nydegger, Justin was an attorney at a law firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Before that, Justin worked as an engineer with focus using high temperature materials in industrial applications and the characterization of such materials.